Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it’s been confirmed that the GateGuru team will continue to work in New York City. Company employees will now report to Bryan Saltzburg, General Manager for New Initiatives and leader of the TripAdvisor Flights product and SeatGuru brand moving forward.
GateGuru is a robust travel app that combines all sorts of useful travel information, including holidaymakers’ itinerary and flight times, a section for information about their chosen airport – tips, amenity information, a visual map and the like – and rental car bookings through Avis.
“Flying is often an essential part of a trip and we have continually developed our suite of flights products, from the pricing and availability search on TripAdvisor, to our award-winning SeatGuru.com, with seat maps and more,” said Steve Kaufer, co-founder and CEO TripAdvisor, Inc.
“GateGuru nicely complements our existing flights products and we look forward to working with the GateGuru team as they continue to manage the GateGuru app and add great functionality to the TripAdvisor mobile experience.”
TripAdvisor acquired Wanderfly, a New York-based “travel inspiration site” last October. It then picked up Tiny Post, a mobile photo storytelling app in March this year, hinting at a renewed push to improve TravelAdvisor’s mobile presence. JetSetter, a service that notifies members of special travel deals, was then added to the list in April, rounding out the company’s rather extensive shopping list.
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